An exploration of the development of Middle English portrayals of rape and ravishment in the context of shifting legal, theological and medical attitudes.Yet the Wife has also told a tale that is ultimately enclosing, for, in the traditional marriage where the woman promises obedience, ... The possibility named at the start, that rape could end in honour, is fulfilled, but in a manner that presents the rapist as ... Beneath the ambiguous transformation of the hag is the voice of an ageing woman who wishes to regain her youth ... Feminism in the Wife of Batha#39;s Talea#39;, Womena#39;s Studies 11 (1984), 157-78; despite his argument that the Wife does notanbsp;...
|Title||:||Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England|
|Author||:||Corinne J. Saunders|
|Publisher||:||Boydell & Brewer - 2001|